Watertown Daily Times (NY) - Monday, November 9, 1998
Niles G. "Burky" Burkhard, 83, of 7212 County Route 17, died Sunday at his home.
Born June 19, 1915, in New Breman, son of John and Sarah Terrillion Burkhard, he was educated in Lowville schools.
He married Mae Elizabeth Woods on Nov. 25, 1937, at the Methodist parsonage in Dekalb Junction. The couple lived in Dekalb Junction and in Lowville before moving to Sandy Creek in 1951.
They owned and operated Burky's Grocerteria in Sandy Creek from 1951 to 1976.
Mr. Burkhard was previously a bricklayer and mason with his father and brother in Lowville and was a member of the Oswego Mason's Union, retiring in 1976 when he and his wife moved to Lacona.
Mr. Burkhard was a military police officer in the Army from 1935 to 1937 and then served in the Navy during World War II from June 20, 1944, to Oct. 26, 1945.
He was a 45-year member of Cable Trail Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8534, and was a member of Robert Edwards American Legion Post 358, Pulaski. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans and a communicant of St. Francis Catholic Church.
Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, Nileene Wart, Penfield, and Patricia Miller, Mannsville; 10 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
A son, John H. Burkhard, died in an automobile accident on Nov. 26, 1985. Two brothers, Howard and John, and six sisters, Mae Segovis, Marge Phelps, Lillian Chester, Sadie Hanno, Curetta Brotherton and Muriel Pierce, also died before him.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Church with the Rev. John Hogan, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Sandy Creek.
Mae Elizabeth Woods Burkhard
1918–2004 (m. 1937)
F1 US Navy
World War II
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